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How can we offer Jesus’ body, blood, soul, and divinity in the Divine Mercy chaplet?

Full Question

I am perplexed by the phrase in the Divine Mercy chaplet, “I offer you the body and blood, soul and divinity, of your dearly beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.” I thought that was something only a priest could do during the sacrifice of the Mass. Surely the offering made in the Mass is different in some way than what is offered in praying this chaplet. What am I missing?

Answer

Saying that prayer is not the same as offering Mass. At Mass we participate in the one sacrifice that Jesus made for us. But because he made that sacrifice, that perfect prayer is now ours. Therefore we can always make reference to it. It is a most powerful prayer because it is his prayer. Basically, what we are saying to the Father is: “By the merits of his Passion, we ask for your mercy!”













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  1. Earl Reply

    Thank you God Bless

  2. Daniel Grummett Reply

    We receive everything from God! Therefore, we can only give to God that which we first receive. Jesus gives himself to us, body, blood, soul and divinity, in the Holy Eucharist.Since we have received, with an open heart, this great mystery, we can offer this gift back to God.The miracle of it is, we lose nothing. It is like love–it is the greatest love–which only becomes greater, and more precious, the more we give it back to our Lord!We have the right (or great privilege) to offer Christ’s body, blood, soul and divinity because we have received it as a gift–a gift meant to share.

  3. rosa osias richter Reply

    Jesus Christ is God. God is love, and love is life our greatest gift from God.

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